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The £100,000 refurbishment work to the dry changing area at Henley Leisure Centre has now been completed.  The work started last November after water was coming from the dry change areas into the adjacent sport hall. As well as the repair work the funding has been used to refurbish both the ladies and men’s changing facilities.

This was a joint project between South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. The work carried out to upgrade the dry-side changing rooms also includes new wall and floor tiles, showers which use 50 per cent less water and LED lighting to help improve reduce the amount of energy the building uses.  

Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers, the Cabinet member for Community Services at South Oxfordshire District Council said: “I am so pleased this work has been done and residents can now have full access to all the facilities at Henley Leisure Centre. Not only will these refurbishments benefit those who use the centre, but the work done to make it more energy efficient will benefit us all.”

County Councillor David Bartholomew, Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet member for Finance, said: “The county council has contributed towards this project as the centre also provides swimming facilities for our primary schools.

“It is good to see that the work has turned out so well and that local pupils, as well as people from the local community, can take advantage of the improvements.”

These improvements complement previous refurbishments carried out to the swimming pool changing area in 2017.